MUMBAI: Dharma Productions is on a roll. After churning out Dostana last year, the Karan Johar helmed production house is now gearing up to wrap up its first animation film – Kuchi Kuchi Hota Hai.
The movie is being directed by Tarun Mansukhani and is the animated version of Johar’s film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherji.
Mansukhani is now focusing on getting the animated portions done. Speaking exclusively to Businessofcinema.com, he says, "We have more or less a month’s work of animation left to be completed before we start on the post production work like dubbing and sound effects. Shah Rukh and Kajol will start dubbing for it from April onwards."
Although this film is an animated version of the original film, Mansukhani said, "We are just keeping the premise and the plot the same. The scenes, the conversations and the scenarios will be different. The music, which was originally scored by Jatin-Lalit, is now being composed by Salim Suleiman. The tunes are the same, but we have changed the lyrics. We have also added three songs to the original soundtrack."
Khan and Kajol recorded a rough voiceover prior to their departure to Los Angeles for the first schedule of Johar’s, My Name is Khan. Mansukhani is planning either an August or an October release depending on the suitability of a good date for Kuchi Kuchi Hota Hai. My Name is Khan is also slated to release later this year.
As has already been reported by Businessofcinema.com, some of the other films that are underway at Dharma Productions are Renzil D’Souza’s movie starring Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor and Ayan Mukerji’s Wake Up Sid! starring ; Ranbir Kapoor and Konkona Sen Sharma.